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tu·ber·cle

 (to͞o′bər-kəl, tyo͞o′-)
n.
1. A small rounded projecting part or outgrowth, such as a wartlike excrescence on the roots of some leguminous plants or a knoblike process in the skin or on a bone.
2. Medicine A nodule or swelling, especially a mass of lymphocytes and epithelioid cells forming the characteristic lesion of tuberculosis.

[Latin tūberculum, diminutive of tūber, lump; see tuber.]
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tubercle

(ˈtjuːbəkəl) or

tuberculum

n
1. (Botany) any small rounded nodule or elevation, esp on the skin, on a bone, or on a plant
2. (Pathology) any small rounded pathological lesion of the tissues, esp one characteristic of tuberculosis
[C16: from Latin tūberculum a little swelling, diminutive of tuber]
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tu•ber•cle

(ˈtu bər kəl, ˈtyu-)

n.
1. a small rounded projection or excrescence, as on a bone or on the surface of the body.
2.
a. a small, firm, rounded nodule or swelling.
b. such a swelling as the characteristic lesion of tuberculosis.
3. a tuberlike swelling or nodule on a plant.
[1570–80; < Latin tūberculum. See tuber1, -cle1]
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tu·ber·cle

(to͞o′bər-kəl)
A small rounded projection or swelling, as on the roots of legumes or on skin or a bone.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tubercle - a swelling that is the characteristic lesion of tuberculosistubercle - a swelling that is the characteristic lesion of tuberculosis
lesion - any localized abnormal structural change in a bodily part
2.tubercle - small rounded wartlike protuberance on a planttubercle - small rounded wartlike protuberance on a plant
plant process, enation - a natural projection or outgrowth from a plant body or organ
3.tubercle - a protuberance on a bone especially for attachment of a muscle or ligamenttubercle - a protuberance on a bone especially for attachment of a muscle or ligament
deltoid eminence, deltoid tuberosity - a bump on the outside of the humerus where the deltoid muscle attaches
appendage, outgrowth, process - a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process"
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Translations

tubercle

[ˈtjuːbəkl] N (all senses) → tubérculo m
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tubercle

n (Bot) → Knoten m, → Knötchen nt; (Med also) → Tuberkel m
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tu·ber·cle

n. tubérculo.
1. nódulo pequeño;
2. pequeña prominencia de un hueso;
3. lesión producida por el bacilo de la tuberculosis.
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They say that in consumption the tubercles sometimes occur in the brain; it's a pity I know nothing of medicine.
"Not precisely of the tubercles. Besides, she wouldn't have understood!
They belonged to the tubercle kind which are peculiar to the Indian seas.
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tuberculosis An infectious disease of humans and animals caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis and characterized by the formation of tubercles on the lungs and other tissues of the body.
"We designed a novel blade modification for potential turbine performance improvement, which was inspired by humpback whale flippers, with the addition of tubercles, or bumps, to the leading edge of each blade," said Mark Murray, a Naval Academy engineering professor.
Males differ from those of most other species of African barbs of similar size in having the rostrum and dorsal surface of the head covered with numerous breeding tubercles.
Their friendship grew and later she gave my mother some tubercles of achimenes.
They have eight pairs of almost imperceptible, undeveloped, lateral tubercles above the prolegs.
In preservative, dark brown above, on flanks, sides of head, undersurface of upper arm and distal three segments of leg; a dull light pin stripe runs down center of the head to near midbody; hands and feet dark brown to nearly black above and dark gray below with the digital tips and thenar, palmar and plantar tubercles white; area around and just behind vent black; lower lip dark brown; chin, gular region and remaining ventral surfaces pale cream; a median dark spot on chest near level of arm insertions and a few obscure dark spots in pectoral region.
The absence of facial skin lesions and acid-fast rods within the tubercles is contrary to previous publications of tuberculosis in birds.
WhalePower Corporation today announced the conclusion of an independent study on the company's Tubercle Technology, designed for future wind turbines and modeled on the aerodynamic properties of the tubercles on the flippers of humpback whales.